Buncombe County Submitted: June 26, 2019 | Updated: July 5, 2019

Request for Buncombe Sheriff Vehicle Assignment / Expenses info

Hello!

We would like to request the following information from the Buncombe County Sheriff's Office, specifically concerning Sheriff Miller's assigned county vehicle:

1. How many vehicles has Sheriff Miller been assigned or driven regularly since taking office?
2. Please detail the year/model of each vehicle and approximate mileage when issued/returned.
3. What was the cost for the aftermarket wheels and tires that replaced the stock wheels and tires on Sheriff Miller's current assigned new SUV?
4. Why were new custom wheels/tires needed to replace the stock ones on a brand new vehicle?
5. Please submit any emails and/or text messages between Sheriff Miller and any other person related to the purchase, ordering, or outfitting of any vehicles assigned or previously assigned to Sheriff Miller.

Thank you for your timely response.

[Editor's Note: The sender of this request indicated in the "Start Date / End Date" section of the form on our site that timeline for this information should include November 06, 2018 - June 25, 2019.]

Editor’s Note: Sunshine Request makes no claim as to the veracity of any statements or information contained in any of the requests, or public records, we receive.

Status: Government Processing Request

Activity:

  • July 5, 2019 3:43 pm

    1 week ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Aaron Sarver <[email protected]>
    date: Jul 5, 2019, 3:43 PM
    subject: Re: Record Request: Request for Buncombe Sheriff Vehicle Assignment / Expenses info

     

    Aaron,

     

    Thank you for this info! We’ve added it to the site and will wait to mark this request as completed until we receive the additional email/text information.

     

    Have a good weekend!
    Sunshine Request


    Status: Government Processing Request
  • July 5, 2019 3:37 pm

    1 week ago

    from: Aaron Sarver <[email protected]>
    to: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    date: Jul 5, 2019, 3:37 PM
    subject: Re: Record Request: Request for Buncombe Sheriff Vehicle Assignment / Expenses info

     

    Hello Sunshine Requests,

     

    Sheriff Miller has driven a total of two vehicles issued by the county since taking office on December 3, 2018. The first vehicle was a 2018 Ford Explorer and he now drives a 2019 Chevy Tahoe. The Tahoe has 3,614 miles on it as of 7/5/19 and had less than 100 miles on it when he started driving it.

     

    The cost of the “aftermarket wheels and tires” on the Tahoe was $1,084.34.

     

    We have previously responded to Sunshine requests on the cost of this vehicle, which can be found here: www.sunshinerequest.com/records_request/buncombe-sheriffs-expenditures/

     

    Sheriff Miller drives a 2019 Chevy Tahoe, the cost of the vehicle is $37,279.00. The “total outfitted cost” which includes all the standard equipment – police lights, patrol radio, tags, etc. is $48,852.67.

     

    ​An additional detail beyond what was asked in the request that might be of interest – the tires on Sheriff’s Office vehicles are swapped out seasonally, so the tires on the Sheriff’s vehicle and all other patrol vehicles will not be the same tires they have during the winter months.

     

    The request for email and texts usually takes a little bit for County IT to process, but I wanted to go ahead and send over the info that I had in the meantime instead of waiting. I understand this request may not be marked complete until I hear back on that.

     

    Aaron


    Status: Response Received from Government
  • July 3, 2019 12:24 pm

    1 week ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Aaron Sarver <[email protected]>
    date: Jul 3, 2019, 12:24 PM
    subject: Re: Record Request: Request for Buncombe Sheriff Vehicle Assignment / Expenses info

     

    Good afternoon Aaron,

     

    We just wanted to follow up on this request and confirm that you had received it and began processing.

     

    Thank you!
    Have a good day,
    Sunshine Request


    Status: Follow up
  • June 26, 2019 3:42 pm

    2 weeks ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Aaron Sarver <[email protected]>
    date: Jun 26, 2019, 3:42 PM
    subject: Record Request: Request for Buncombe Sheriff Vehicle Assignment / Expenses info

     

    Good Afternoon Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office,

     

    We’ve received a request via www.sunshinerequest.com for information that may be available in your office. If you could please give us a rough estimate of when you think this request will be completed we can plan on following up again around that time.

     

    Here are the details of the request:

     

    Subject: Request for Buncombe Sheriff Vehicle Assignment / Expenses info

     

    Message:
    “Hello!

     

    We would like to request the following information from the Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office, specifically concerning Sheriff Miller’s assigned county vehicle:

     

    1. How many vehicles has Sheriff Miller been assigned or driven regularly since taking office?
    2. Please detail the year/model of each vehicle and approximate mileage when issued/returned.
    3. What was the cost for the aftermarket wheels and tires that replaced the stock wheels and tires on Sheriff Miller’s current assigned new SUV?
    4. Why were new custom wheels/tires needed to replace the stock ones on a brand new vehicle?
    5. Please submit any emails and/or text messages between Sheriff Miller and any other person related to the purchase, ordering, or outfitting of any vehicles assigned or previously assigned to Sheriff Miller.

     

    Thank you for your timely response.”

     

    Editor’s Note: The sender of this request indicated in the “Start Date / End Date” section of the form on our site that timeline for this information should include November 06, 2018 – June 25, 2019.

     

    Sunshine Request makes no claim as to the veracity of any statements or information contained in any of the requests, or public records, we receive.

     

    Thank you for your assistance!
    Sunshine Request


    Status: Sent to Government
  • June 26, 2019 10:33 am

    2 weeks ago

    Submitted to Sunshine Request
    Status: Pending